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Lil Dizzy's Cafe

1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
+1 504-569-8997
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“fried chicken” (115 reviews)
“bread pudding” (40 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting Louisana, please do yourself a favor and go to Lil Dizzy's! The food is phenomenal! They are known for their buffet...fried and baked chicken, baked mac and cheese, red beans and rice, gumbo, mixed vegetable, bread pudding, salad. The bread pudding...More

Thank Shana L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 9 and they swapped tables around to accommodate us. They made us feel like family. We had the buffet. It was delicious. The fried chicken was sublime -crispy, moist, and just right! The Mac and cheese was great as were...More

Thank kathransom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fried chicken ,gumbo, butterbeans and corn bread were the best I have ever had.I had eaten bread pudding for 4 days strraight and this bread pudding was the winner hands down . The staff had tons of personality and treated us tourists with top...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting NOLA and you appreciate southern homestyle cooking you have stop by Lil Dizzys Cafe. The buffet is incredible, and you need to start with their award winning gumbo. Move to filling your plate with fried chicken, red beans & rice and collard...More

Thank mhughesiup
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Our Voo Doo Bone Lady Tour Guide recommended Lil Dizzy’s for the best gumbo in New Orleans. And after a great tour, we had to try it. We were the only tourists in the place and the Chief of Police sat two tables down from...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Definitely worth a visit - the brunch is an excellent value with fried chicken, smothered pork chops, seafood gumbo, made to order omelettes, Mac and cheese, and creole shrimp and grits, greens, bread pudding. Everything was superb. Go here!

Thank admpls
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious buffet- especially the fried chicken!! Off by itself a bit, but well worth the walk. Definitely will go back

Thank mehoward113
Reviewed 18 February 2018

While exploring the Treme neighborhood we learned of this very authentic Creole restaurant. The food is fantastic and the family that runs the restaurant love New Orleans.

Thank gerryharris
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Al Jackson, from the Treme Petit Jazz Museum ,recommended Lil Dizzy's. Very pleased to have taken his advice. We walked through the door and thought we recognised it---- it is featured in the HBO series Treme. Excellent atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service.

Thank bbatts2017
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Our group of 42 from Maryland was able to work out having lunch here on an early Saturday afternoon and the buffett they put out for us did not disappoint! Not only was the food fantastic, the staff was very friendly and Mr. Wayne Baquet...More

Thank jackiennawuchi
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their daily lives in this historic part of town. As
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Response from Tbird209 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely walk-in...like we did. It's not a reservation kinda joint. Really down-to-earth and genuine.
22 September 2015|
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Response from JessieMom | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of street parking close by. No meters either.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Tremé
  • Neighbourhood: Tremé
  • Phone Number: +1 504-569-8997
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